A CUMBRIAN MP has raised nearly £1,200 for the British Heart Foundation by running in one of the toughest half marathons in the UK.

Tim Farron completed the infamous Langdale Half Marathon in a time of two hours and 26 minutes on October 21 with his cousin Richard.

The duo were running in memory of Richard’s brother, Andrew Farron, who tragically passed away following a heart attack at the age of 51.

The run saw the pair start the race outside the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in Great Langdale before traversing through the Great Langdale and Little Langdale valleys, all the while taking in stunning views of the surrounding fells across the Lakes.

Speaking after the race, Tim said: “I’m enormously grateful to everyone who sponsored us and donated to the British Heart Foundation who do phenomenal work to tackle heart disease.

“We were blessed by having glorious weather to help us to enjoy the stunning views.

“It was made all the more enjoyable by completing the race with Richard. We were able to chat about Andrew and share our stories about how much he is sadly missed.”